Dutch crane rental company Van Schaften Leasing has ordered three 1,000 tonne Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler cranes.
The LR 11000s include 108 metres of main boom, ballast trailer and derrick system, along with the new 250 tonne capacity F2 fixed jib, specifically developed for the erection of wind turbines, which can be used with the main boom without the use of the derrick boom/back mast. The cranes were ordered at Bauma, and will take the number of LR 11000s in its fleet to eight, making it the largest fleet of LR 11000s in the world.
Owner Johan van Schaften said: “The LR 11000 has outstanding lifting capacities and is perfect for wind turbines on 100 metre towers with its F2 system without a derrick. Its high performance and low cost transport make it absolutely unique on the market. We appreciate the partnership with Liebherr and its excellent service.”
A subsidiary of Van Schaften Trucks, Van Schaften Leasing is based in Schiedam near Rotterdam. The company employs 20 and runs a fleet of All Terrain, Rough Terrain and crawler cranes, ranging from 100 to 1,350 tonnes.